Inside Empress Events’ Luxury Yacht!

Are you thinking of taking a San Francisco Bay Luxury Cruise? You might be wondering what a luxury yacht is like inside. Let’s take a tour of the Empress Yacht.

The Empress Yacht can comfortably accommodate up to 150 people. It is the perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, graduations, corporate parties or any other special event.

Inside:

The Empress has three levels. On each floor there are spacious dining areas supported by a galley/kitchen and two full bars. The Empress has a hard wood dance floor, flat-screen televisions and a state of the art sound system, perfect for dancing, games, slideshows, or any other activity you may have planned.

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

 

Outside:

On two levels, the decks surround most of the yacht and offer unencumbered views of the Bay and its surroundings. Take breathtaking photos and enjoy the fresh sea air!

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

San Francisco Bay luxury Cruise

 

 

Take a cruise with Empress Events and make memories that will last forever. Call us today and start planning!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing. Andrew went above and beyond to make our party’s experience great. I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”

Tiffany G.

We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described.
Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!

Kevin R.

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 6

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the sixth and last article of the FAQ series.

Question: Why Choose Empress Events?

When choosing a yacht charter San Francisco Bay, there are a few things that you should look for in the charter company.

Great Reputation:

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It is always wise to hire a charter company with a good reputation. A high quality company will ensure that you and all your guests enjoy every moment of the cruise. Empress Events has a wonderful reputation. Read what our customers have to say about us on our Reviews page and on Yelp.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success! Thank you so much again and I
hope for the chance to reconnect in the future! 

Iolanda

Quality Yachts:

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A quality yacht will make for a more fun trip. Empress Events has a magnificent yacht, called The Empress, that can hold up to 150 guests. Our yacht has a full galley, a well-stocked top shelf bar and a high tech entertainment system. Enjoy the sites of San Francisco Bay while relaxing in luxury on the Empress yacht!

“I went on a event cruise with this company and it was totally awesome! The boat was very cute, clean and the staff was amazing.  I will totally recommend this business to my friends. Thank you!”  

Tiffany

Experienced Crews:

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It is very important that the yacht company you hire has an experienced and diligent crew. Our crew will make sure that every passenger is comfortable and well taken care of. We work with you from start to finish to make your every idea and dream come true. While on board, leave all the details to us and we’ll make sure everything runs smoothly.

“I can’t recommend Empress Events enough! From my initial contact with Deborah, to our group trip aboard the Golden Gate Empress, everything went incredibly smoothly! Extremely friendly staff, accommodating & knowledgeable Captain, and beautiful boat! My family had a very memorable experience, and we will not hesitate to use Empress Events again soon!”

Jason

Quality Tours:

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A quality tour will make sure that you get to enjoy the best views possible. With Empress Events you will glide past Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito, and take breathtaking photos under the Golden Gate Bridge. If you take an evening cruise, enjoy San Francisco’s magnificent skyline as it lights up.

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic! […] When whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on. Great experience!”

Kevin

So, why choose Empress Events?
Answer: With our Luxury Yachts and Experienced Crew, enjoy the best possible yacht charter on Empress Events!

Evaluating these criteria when choosing a yacht charter San Francisco will guarantee great fun for family and friends. The San Francisco Bay is one of the city’s most beautiful areas. A day or night time trip is a great way to spend time with the people you love the most.  Contact Empress Events for the memories that will last a lifetime!

This is the last of our short FAQ articles. Keep a look out for more latest news articles, coming soon!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 5

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect. It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends. In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fifth article of the FAQ series.images (43)

Question: What is the Best Length for a Cruise?

You can charter a yacht for any occasion. The best length for a private yacht charter San Francisco Bay is different for each type of event and each person. The following are a couple possible scenarios.

  • Corporate events can vary in length. You may prefer to charter the yacht for the whole day for functions such as business seminars, employee training outings and marketing idea meetings with your staff. For meetings with potential clients or a corporate holiday party you may prefer to book the yacht for about two hours.
  • A large wedding held on a yacht could also take several hours. You may charter the yacht for the entire day or evening so that you can enjoy a relaxed ceremony and celebration.
  • A birthday party may only take one and one-half hours from the time you leave the marina until you return.
  • wedding anniversary for a couple who loves spending time on the water may wish to linger on the waves.
  • Do you want to enjoy a special brunch on board a luxury yacht? This event typically lasts from 11 AM to 2 PM.
  • For a sunset dinner on a yacht you may arrive shortly before sunset and enjoy a leisurely dinner while cruising around the San Francisco Bay as the stars appear.

So, what is the best length for a Private Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay?

Answer: That depends on you! You choose the duration of your cruise!

The best length is one that meets your particular needs. At Empress Events we work with our clients to meet your needs and time requirements. Call today to find out what would be best for the event you have in mind!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 4

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In this series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. This is the fourth article of the FAQ series.

Question: What do I need to know about the on-board experience?

In this article we answer some frequently asked questions about the on-board experience on Empress Events.

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  • What will I be able to see from the yacht?
    Get to know San Francisco Bay as never before on our cruises. We’ll glide past famous Alcatraz Island and sleepy Sausalito. You will be able to take unforgettable photos under the Golden Gate Bridge and enjoy the magnificence of San Francisco’s skyline.
  • Is there entertainment available on-board?
    Both of our luxury yachts have spacious dinning rooms and entertainment systems. Our Empress Yacht also hosts a hard wood dance floor. So, whether you would like a sit-down dinner with back-ground music or you would like to dance it out and play games with your guests, our yachts are the perfect option.
  • What should I wear on a cruise?
    This is a personal decision and each cruise will differ depending on the occasion being celebrated and the time of day and season. Anything from black tie to casual clothing is acceptable. Comfortable shoes and layers to protect from the wind are recommended.
  • Is it easy to get on board?
    Empress Events dock offers the most flexible and safe boarding options. When booking your cruise event be sure to specify if you need any specialized attention that we can provide.

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So, how is the overall on-board experience?
Answer: At Empress Events we work tirelessly to ensure that you will thoroughly enjoy every moment of your cruise and create unforgettable memories!

“We just hosted an event there, and it was fantastic. The crew was first class: helpful, attentive, fun, cheery, and with a great attitude. The yacht was a surprise for our guests, who thought it was even better than we described. Plus, when whales started showing up in the Bay, the captain slowed the boat down long enough for us to view, and another crew member would say over the microphone which side they were on.
Great experience!”

Kevin

“Thank you Empress Events!! My husband said it was the best 40th birthday party he could ask for! All of our guests said the food was amazing!! Water was a little choppy (if you easily get motion sick I would recommend taking something). Views were breathtaking. I will definitely book the Empress again.”

Sonia

Book your cruise today and plan the Best Yacht Charter San Francisco Bay!

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Empress Events Yacht Charter FAQ Series: Question # 1

Are you planning a special outing on the San Francisco Bay? If you have never been on this type of cruise, you may be wondering what to expect.  It is a beautiful way to unite family and friends.  In the following series of short articles, we will answer some frequently asked questions. Stay tuned!

Question: What events does Empress Events host?

A SF Bay Yacht Charter is ideal for just about any occasion. Below are a few of the many, many possibilities available! Each and every event is carefully planned and organized with the client to ensure complete satisfaction.

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Wedding Cruise: 
One of the most romantic places in the world to tie the knot.

“Thank you for being a part of our wonderful day. You [Gerry] and your crew made the whole night worry & stress free. We can’t wait to do our anniversary party with you!”
Brittany & Chris

 


download (23)Anniversary Cruise: Celebrate a lifetime of love with friends and family while gliding on the San Francisco Bay.

“Thank you again for a great event! We had a FABULOUS time and are so thankful for all you did in making our party a huge success!
Thank you so much again and I hope for the chance to reconnect in the future!
Iolanda


Private Parties San FranciscoBirthday Cruise: Celebrate in style and throw a party your friends will be talking about for a long time to come.

“What a time we had… Thank you!. Thanks so much for making my 40th Birthday so special. I can’t begin to explain just how appreciative I am. The yacht was awesome! We all had a blast!”
Karin

 


Corporate Events San FranciscoCompany Party: Bring your team members together and boost morale.

“ I organized my company holiday party with Empress events. I couldn’t have pictured a more pleasant evening. The crew were so friendly and accommodating. The whole night seemed to effortlessly flow because of all their help. The buffet dinner was so delicious and the view of the sunset under the Golden Gate was breathtaking. From beginning to end, the whole event was flawless. ”
Sarah


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“Thank you for guiding me through a very difficult time. You were there to hold my hand and tell me what I needed to do. It was BEAUTIFUL!”
Ann

 


So, What events do we host?

Answer: Each and every event! We work with you to design your ideal event.

Call today and let us help make your special day a reality with a SF Bay Yacht Charter.

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Choosing the Best Boat Charter in San Francisco

Captain Gerry Empress EventsPlanning a special event can often rest on choosing the best boat charter in San Francisco. You want to ensure that you get the services you need but that you still manage to stay in the budget that will let you enjoy the event without too much financial stress. Sitting down with a boat charter professional, like the staff at Empress Events, can give you the tools you need to plan the event you will always remember.

Top Tips for Choosing the Best Boat Charter in San Francisco

– Make a list of all the things that you are looking for in your charter experience. Having a breakdown of what you expect can help you weigh the differences in the services that are available. Be sure that you rank your expectations from the most important to the least important to use as you are planning out your boat charter event.

– Create a budget for your event. You need to know the exact amount that you are willing to spend on the boat charter experience. Break it down by person if possible so that you can have a complete view of what and how you will be spending the funds.

– Use all of the available resources to review different boat charter experiences. Talk to friends and family, use the internet to search different options, and even take advantage of printed reviews to find out the top rated boat charter experiences in San Francisco.

– Choose the top few boat charter experiences in the information that you have gathered. Contact them to discuss the list that you created and see how they measure out in comparison. As you check off what the programs offer, what you desire, and the budget concerns you will begin to find the best option for your needs.

Give yourself plenty of time to work through your boat charter plan. The more you are willing to invest the easier it will be to come out in the end with the even that you desire.

Creating a great experience can be a challenge unless you take the time to discover what you want and what is available. Sitting down and making a lists of your needs and wants can begin the process of developing the prefect plan for your next event.

Talk with a boat charter consultant to help you determine the best direction for your event. Follow the steps for planning and you will find that you have the keys to choosing the best boat charter in San Francisco.

San Francisco Yacht Charters Available 24/7

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You dream of proposing at midnight on the deck of a yacht.  This dream can become a reality because San Francisco yacht charters are available 24/7 through Empress Events. In fact, nearly anything you can conceive which requires a yacht can be accomplished when you contact Empress Cruises & Events.

Think of the various events in your life which can be made even more special by cruising San Francisco Bay with family and friends:

  • A ‘sweet sixteen’ birthday party which begins at the time of her birth (no matter what time that was) will be something your daughter will always remember.
  • Is your family full of college basketball enthusiasts? You can plan another ‘sweet sixteen’ party to kick off the college championships or throw a championship game watching party aboard one of the most beautiful yachts in the Bay.
  • A rehearsal ‘dinner’ for your wedding party can also be arranged no matter if you plan on breakfast, brunch or something later in the day. The Empress Events San Francisco yacht charters are available 24-7 to meet your wedding day needs.
  • High school or college graduation parties can also be held aboard our yachts.
  • Imagine holding a not-for-profit fundraiser under the stars or the San Francisco Bridge.
  • Will your child be having a Bat Mitzvah or Bar Mitzvah soon? Consider having it on one of the Empress Cruises & Events yachts.

No matter what your special event might be contact Empress Events. We can accommodate 49 guests on the Avalon and up to 149 guests on the Empress. For smaller parties you can request breakfast, brunch, lunch or hors d’oeuvres. A full, sit-down dinner can be planned for up to 130 guests on the Empress. Our Executive Chef will be able to prepare all the food for your event on one of our San Francisco yacht charters which are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year.

Contact us to discuss your upcoming events. Gerry K. Robertson, Captain and owner since 1985, and his crew can help you plan an event which will be remembered for years to come. When it comes to San Francisco yacht charters, Empress Events is available 24-7 to provide the perfect cruise for you.